Trauma: Contemporary Directions in Theory, Practice, and Research is a comprehensive text on trauma, including such phenomena as sexual abuse, childhood trauma, PTSD, terrorism, natural disasters, cultural trauma, school shootings, and combat trauma. Addressing multiple theoretical systems and how each system conceptualizes trauma, the book offers valuable information about therapeutic process dimensions and the use of specialized methods and clinical techniques in trauma work, with an emphasis on how trauma treatment may affect the clinician. Intended for courses in clinical practice and psychopathology, the book may also be useful as a graduate-level text in the allied mental health professions.

Military Bereavement and Combat Trauma

Military Bereavement and Combat Trauma

Military bereavement and combat trauma
Simon ShimshonRubin, RuthMalkinson, DanKoren, Shahar MorYosef and EliezerWitztum

The psychological effects of exposure to the stresses and horrors of combat have been studied extensively during the past four decades. This body of literature has significantly furthered our understanding of the nature and course of the experience of trauma both during and after combat (Foa, Keane, Friedman, & Cohen, 2008; Sundin, Fear, Iversen, Rona, & Wessely, 2010). Quite surprisingly, however, this literature tells us relatively little about the bereavement features of combat trauma (Mor Yosef, 2003). The overarching goal of this chapter is to address this lacuna in the literature on the psychological sequelae of bereavement as a result of combat and to heighten clinician awareness of its ...

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